>Is the lombard a good computer for Linux?
The Lombard is a *stunning* machine. I am running Debian potato,
which stability has improved a great deal in the last two months.
The port of Linux to the powerpc architecture is not a trivial
thing, but I would say that it mostly succeeded. With the only
exception of the modem, which I am trying to fix today, all the
other devices are working well, Ethernet and DVD included. I have not
tried the USB and the SCSI yet (the scsi is recognized at boot time).
My only remark is that the video is slow (but it is *lightning* fast
under MacOS, so I the X driver needs to be optimized a great deal).
So, I would recommend it! In case, I discourage buying the
super-floppy; it hangs on Linux as well as MacOS. A better bet is
probably the ZIP drive, although an (external) Magneto Optical drive
(Fujitsu 1.3G) or a DVD-RAM would serve better.